NHAI developing comprehensive wayside amenities for motorists

The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) is developing comprehensive wayside amenities along national highways, providing toilets, drinking water facilities, food courts and restaurants for motorists.

According to the NHAI, it is the responsibility of the owner of retail outlets/oil companies along national highways to provide drinking water and toilet facilities, in accordance with the approved lay out and specifications at their own cost which should be accessible to the public.

The NHAI had recently held a meeting with oil marketing companies regarding the provisions of existing highway amenities (specially drinking water and toilet at retail outlets) as per the guidelines issued by the road transport ministry from time to time while granting access permission for fuel stations. 

It also suggested measures on how to improve the service standards of amenities (specially the drinking water and toilet facilities) keeping in mind the aim of Swachh Bharat Mission of Clean India and Green India. 

It was felt that existing guidelines should be modified after receiving suggestions for further improvement of facilities.